Parents TV Council Worried Over 69% Increase In Profanity In Primetime TV Shows

November 10th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
ptc-profanity-report_320Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest findings of the Parents Television Council suggest that the amount of profanity used in Primetime TV shows has increased drastically in the last few years. The increase in foul language has increased by as much as 69.3 percent which is seriously alarming. The PTC has blamed networks like FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS for failing to adhere to the regulations and norms. Fox Network has drawn the flak for the highest amount of profanity in general use. The PTC is shocked because the amount of profanity in Primetime TV programs peak during 8 to 9 pm which it calls the family hour. It can lead to negative effects on the psychology of the kids and teens who watch the programs. Some expletives with clear cut sexual connotations are being increasingly used in the shows said the group.

Apart from muted expletives words describing male and female organs are also being increasingly used in TV shows in recent times think the PTC. It thinks that the TV networks should reveal their standards to the viewers so that they can decide which program they should watch. The group said recently “Profanity is far more frequent and the profanity itself is far harsher than just five years ago.”

Earlier the PTC came down heavily on popular teen star Miley Cyrus as her music video “Who Owns My Heart” appeared to be sexualized to it. The findings of the PTC can also prove to be shocking for the parents who do not want their kids to grow up watching TV programs replete with profanity and sexual innuendos.

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